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not know if the health-care cost dragon has been slain or is just hibernating. how much of the slow increase comes from the sluggish economic recovery where people without insurance postpone care over which they don't have any kind of discretion at all, and what about the chronic conditions that continued the development of more sophisticated and expensive treatments and tasks? and for the most expensive health care program there is the fact that 10,000 baby boomers are joining me in the over 65 club every day. despite the encouraging numbers about 2011 there is still a lot about this issue to be discussed and analyzed. and here we are with what i think is going to be a very good program on that topic. we are fairly pleased to have, as our partner in today's program, the commonwealth fund. and we are especially pleased to have as our co-moderator today, dr. david blumenthal. i will mention that his policy an analyst -- on top of his policy and analytical expertise he is a care -- welcome to your first online briefing as the head of commonwealth. we are pleased to have you here. >> i
,000 jobs last month, though 9,000 government jobs were lost. most of the gains in healthcare and retail, though manufacturers added -- had a small gain. november and desiree viciouse and desire december december revisions. that is 200,000 private sector jobs each of the past three months. the economy added 180,000 jobs a month the past two years, which is 170,000 jobs a month less than many economists if not most economists would like to see, jon. jon: what is the republican reaction to all this. >> reporter: john boehner questioned the president's decision not to renew the khaert of hi charter of his job's council. they didn't think much of the recommendation other than to fast track the keystone pipeline. john boehner said, quote this is the wrong time for president obama to scrap his job's council and delay his budget. month after month we see the same thing, high unemployment and more debt. 12million americans are still unemployed and it's been that way for far too long. the president's advisers say it's also the wrong time for the threat to let across the board spending cuts take t
in the field of healthcare or nursing from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to advance your career while making a difference in the lives of patients. let's get started at >>> and it is time to check "the pulse" stories you'll be talking about today. starting with a movie deal that would make ari gold proud. >> my favorite story of the day. warner brothers is giving the green light to a movie version of the hit hbo show "entourage." deals are in the works to bring back the whole gang, vince, e., turtle, and everyone's favorite agent, ari gold. the movie will pick up six months after the finale, a shooting date has not yet been set. a cliff hanger when the show was over. he got the job to run the studio. he was tempted between the job and his marriage. >> i liked "sex and the city" movie one and two. >> and two? >> that's right. >> we'll debate that after the show. >>> a bride in maryland is looking forward to the wedding in new orleans. can you tell 44-year-old laura is perhaps a ravens fan. >> her fiance asked for her hand two years ago. she said she would not get mar
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getting timely, mental health care should have another option -- access to the thousands of healthcare providers that care for military families. the proposal borrows from the playbook of republican mitt romney who raised the idea during the presidential campaign. congressman miller said the proposal would double overnight the number of psychiatrists available to veterans who need mental health treatment. senate majority leader harry reid said he anticipates a full senate vote on the confirmation of john kerry to be the next secretary of state. the foreign relations committee is set to confirm the nomination and send it on to the full senate. large senate coverage to get that 10:00 a.m. eastern time on c-span -- coverage begins at 10:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span2. >> one cannot count the times that american say we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world, everybody think they are pretty good. why do we have to believe we are the best? what does that mean why do we have -- mean, and why do we have to assert it all of
to be a problem. host: one of our callers earlier talked about the federal health-care law and how realistic is dealing with it -- how real estate is dealing with it. can you still hear me? we can still hear you, can you hear us? i think we are having some phone issues. we will see if we can straighten that out. in the meantime we will go to a few more calls. let us go to holbrook, massachusetts on the democrats' line. caller: and i am greatly pleased with the job the governor is doing. the only thing that comes to mind is the vacant senate seat. patrick should nominate martha kolbe who is currently a -- currently an attorney general in that state. host: we will go to diane. would you think is going on in south dakota? caller: there is a lot going on here. i have lived here since 1979. the economy here has changed since then. we are in a mild recession. one thing going on here in hot springs where i live is, and they are planning to close our va hospital here. that is a big issue for not only south dakota but wyoming, nebraska, north dakota. people come from all over montana to go to our va.
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healthcare law. steven moore is a senior economic writer for the "wall street journal" to explain that. steven, good morning to you. >> hi, bill, good morning. bill: how would this work. >> the big issue with respect to legalizing these 8, 10, 12 million people who are here illegally is will they become eligible for all these government benefits this. is a big concern. i'm as proimmigration as anyone, i think immigration is one of our great sassett as a country. i have a concern offering food stamps, health benefits, welfare benefits to immigrants who come here we. want immigrants who want to come here and work and be productive citizens. we don't want our welfare system to become a nag net. this will be a big issue in that bill that you were just discussing with brit hume. bill: i'm reading from the assuming a final deal paves the way for undocumented immigrants to receive papers, assuming, do we know that to be the case? >> well the bill is still being written. we don't know exactly what kind of benefits these immigrants will be eligible for. these are people who are alread
employees international union. they represent over 2 million workers and healthcare and property services. brandon leads the organization's lyrical program -- political program. prior to coming to sei you, he worked extensively on campaigns for victory. welcome, brandon. to his right, we have glenn caroline joining us from the national rifle association. in this capacity, he will implement their grassroots program as well as the association field operations, voter operations, and we're looking at all those levels. mr. caroline is responsible for the volunteer corps daters -- volunteer coordinators. glenn caroline has hired and train representatives, coordinating on the ground grassroots campaign across the country. welcome, glenn. we're going to follow follow the same format that we did before -- each panelist will have eight minutes to lay out for our discussion. then we will go to aq&a. >>;-) so much. -- thank you so much. in addition to serving, i am m.the league of conservation voters -- how do we do that? since 1970, we've been advocating for environmental policies and electing proen
, they would not be accessing obamacare, they would not get healthcare, they would not get federal government subsidies during that time as they are applying for their citizenship. so, these are things that are all going to be ironed out on capitol hill. the question is, how much opposition will there be, considering that republicans look at the political landscape that has changed? i mean mitt romney lost to 27% of the latino vote in november. that is a big demographic shift towards the democrats and republicans are looking at tha. jon: i also remembered when ronald reagan signed the immigration act of 1986 that was supposed to end the illegal immigration problem once and for all and here we are with 11 or so million illegal aliens back in this country. is there the feeling that this could fix it once and for all? >> reporter: i think there are skeptics on both sides of the aisle. i do think that the focus on security along the border is being first, and that was tried in 2007, you'll remember by president george w. bush and senator mccain, frankly, and that focus first is really what this p
're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: president obama with a 60% approval rating now. highest of his entire four years and one month as president. what do you think? he is doing something right. american people finally realizing it. hello, hello, everybody, great to see you today and welcome to the "full court press" here on current tv. on your local progressive talk radio station coming to you live all across this great land of ours, and bringing you up to date on the news of the day whether it is happening here in our nation's capitol, around the globe or around this country. we'll look for your comments on @bpshow. and don't forget the chat room.
to keep pregnancy going. that is an individual responsibility. furthermore, the problem with healthcare -- they are telling me, your insurance does not have to pay that, but if somebody wants a different insurance policy, then the insurer has to pay for that. what is the difference? there is no difference. thank you. host: our next call, rafah in michigan. you're on the "washington journal." caller: i was wondering why it was that seized and played the clip on the right-to-life movement last week, but they called it the anti-abortion movement. the question i really have is if koreshan is a natural -- abortion is natural and acceptable, why is it never shown on tv? they have so many operations that they have. if it is so natural and people find it acceptable, why do not ever see it on tv? is there a problem with it? how old does a child have to be before it can be killed? do we do it like a duke in netherlands, up to two years old? host: we will leave it right there. we want to show you some of the white house briefing on friday where press secretary jay carney talked to the media about
, healthcare and limiting the government spending. >>> hillary clinton has been called first lady, senator and secretary of state. what about noble peace prize winner. a petition popped up on-line urging the noble committee to recognize hillary and her husband bill for their humanitarian work around the globe. meanwhile democrats posted their own on-line tribute to her. on the web site they posted their own petition to thank clinton as she is stepping down as secretary of state. those are your headlines. >> thank you so much, ainsley. a supermarket you know well in the south. the fresh market. ainsley was enlightening us about. it's beautiful. flowers, fresh gourmet coffee. an experience to go shopping there. >> a little pricey. >> they would be having a sale for milk. 2.99 sale for a gallon of milk. you go in pick up other items you will save a little money on milk. not so fast. state regulators are put the smack down on your cheap milk if you live in the south. >> kind of amazing. the rationale of course is that milk is a commodity it is supported by u.s. taxpayers. we guarantee them a b
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